National Car rental Rapid City SD
Two of the four faces on Mount Rushmore National Memorial – George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt are of our Masonic Brothers. From Charles Rushmore, the man the mountain was named for, to U.S. Senator from South Dakota, Peter Norbeck and Congressman William Williamson, project champions and overseers of congressional funding, to SD Governor Carl Gunderson, who spearheaded South Dakota’s funding of the project, as well as Sculptors Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum, Assistant Sculptors Ivan Houser and Bill Tallman, and long-time Mount Rushmore Head and Rapid City Mayor, John Boland, who oversaw the finances of the project. Besides all of these men’s profound impact on the creation of Mount Rushmore, all of them were Mason's!
The Grand Lodge AF & AM of South Dakota is inviting Mason’s from all across the country to join in on the Mason’s National Day of Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore fromSeptember 7 – 9, 2016 in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Masons from around the world will gather together to acknowledge the 75th Anniversary of the Shrine of Democracy and our Masonic Heritage. This once in a lifetime Masonic celebration at Mount Rushmore is being produced by MichaelShann, Producer of the Closing Ceremony for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 and is sure to be an unforgettable two-hour extravaganza.
Schedule of Events
9:45 p.m. • Arrive at Mount Rushmore National Memorial
10:00 a.m. • Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Mount Rushmore and the Masonic Influence in it's creation program begins
12:00 p.m. • Box lunch and free time at Mount Rushmore
1:30 p.m. • Depart Mount Rushmore for Rapid City hotels/free time
4:00 p.m. • Motorcoach pickup begins at hotels for evening events
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Cocktails, Chuckwagon Dinner and Cowboy Music Show
8:30 p.m. • Return to hotels
How to Book Your Trip
We have extended the deadline! Guest must call to book the National Day of Celebration Package as well as lodging call 800-400-6194
National Day of Celebration Package | $130 per person (lodging is booked separately)
- Roundtrip Coach transportation from Rapid City to Mount Rushmore and to the evening functions.
- Box Lunch at Mount Rushmore.
- Evening Chuckwagon dinner & Cowboy Music Show at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
- Williams & Ree Comedy at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
PLEASE NOTE: Guests needing airline tickets, car rentals, extended stays or lodging options not listed can call 800-400-6194